Seaman in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Erected 1980 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 7-1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
Location. 38° 56.488′ N, 83° 34.323′ W. Marker is in Seaman, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 247) south of Tri County Road, on the right when traveling south. Located in front of First State Bank. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winchester (approx. 4.2 miles away); Winchester, Ohio – 1815 / Morgan’s Raid – 1863 (approx. 4˝ miles away); Covenanter Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 7.9 miles away); Cairn of Peace (approx. 8.9 miles away); Peebles (approx. 9.1 miles away); Serpent Mound (approx. 9.2 miles away); Wickerham Inn (approx. 9.8 miles away).
More about this marker. This marker is mis-numbered on its face. The number on the historical society’s lists is 7-1.
Regarding Seaman. The Will Rogers mentioned on this marker is not the actor and humorist Will Rogers of Oklahoma. This Will Rogers, an African American, used a balloon to get several hundred feet in the air and would parachute safely back to earth, making him a popular attraction at fairs and holiday events.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.